WHY THE INDIANS LIVE IN POVERTY. Stossel; The Government takes care of the Indians. That depends on what the meaning of take care of is. Most Indians are not land owners because the government stole the most fertile land from the Indians and placed them on reservations on worthless barren land. Pyramid Lake Nevada belong to the Indians and fishing was a lucrative business for hundreds of years until the Government decided they need the water going into the lake for farming and diverted the water from the Truckee river and that killed the Cut Throat Trout fishing business for the Indians. Thus placing them in poverty. Examples like this all across the nation. Take care of the Indians in an insult compared to what the Government took from the Indians. Noting the Government can ever do can ever compensate Indians for the land that they stole from them. Nothing the Government owns belong to them. If the Black man had started out with 40 acres and a mule, as promised, after slavery they would not be at the mercy of the government hand outs and being displaced by another form of slave labor. The same thing apply to Illegal Aliens and businesses greed for cheap labor per the Government which is costing Americans trillions. Pay back is a bitch. Stossel; Property rights give us the right to prosperity. You betcha. Ps. Shouldnt Sandy victims take personal responsibility for natural disasters rather than expect handouts from the Federal Government?